There are two main types of diagnostic imaging that we offer at Westfield Veterinary Group: radiology and ultrasonography.
Both radiology and ultrasonography can take picture of your pet’s internal systems, such as:
- Internal organs
- Veins and arteries
Radiology, commonly known as the X-ray, allows us to see your pet’s bones and dense tissues by using a small dose of radiation to take still pictures. This is a great method for diagnosing broken bones and growths inside of your pet. However, because of the use of radiation, it is not safe for pregnant pets or other delicate tissues. Instead, we recommend ultrasound, which uses high frequency soundwaves instead of radiation to take real time images of your pet’s internal organs and other soft tissues.
With all diagnostic imaging, it is non-invasive and pain-free. Either radiology or ultrasonography are great tools for our veterinarians to get a closer look at your pet’s health.
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When your pet is feeling under the weather or has been injured, it can be difficult to pinpoint what exactly is ailing them. Unfortunately, this is complicated by the fact that they simply can’t tell us what is wrong! Instead, our veterinary team uses a suite of tools to get a closer look at your pet’s health so that we can more easily figure out what is wrong and how we need to treat it.
Our first line of defense is diagnostic laboratory testing. We can run tests such as bloodwork and complete blood count, fecal testing, and urinalysis. By testing your pet’s bodily fluids, we can get a sense of your pet’s internal health. We can gather data about how well certain systems are functioning, such as your pet’s kidneys and bladder. We are also able to analyze your pet’s hormones and other chemical levels, which can help us identify early signs of certain diseases. We typically test your pet’s blood, feces, or urine during their annual wellness exam to help us complete the picture of your pet’s health.
In addition to laboratory testing, we can provide diagnostic imaging. These tests allow us to see beyond your pet’s fur at their internal systems. This is particularly useful for pets who come to us injured, if they have ingested something they should not have, or are struggling with other internal problems.
Union offers 24-hours emergency and critical care (Thursday - Sunday), onsite diagnostic, hospitalized care (including ICU & Isolation), specialty referral consultations, exotic appointments, wellness and preventive services, surgery, dentistry, and goodbye services. The clinic has caring veterinarians that will provide the best possible care to every pet.
Westfield offers wellness + preventive services, diagnostics, surgery, dentistry, rehabilitation, and goodbye services. 99% of the time we will fit you in the same day. The clinic has a large + diverse amount of services and caring veterinarians that will provide the best possible care to every pet.